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2 arrested for drunk driving following PM Hwy. crash.

May 2, 2016
2 arrested for drunk driving following PM Hwy. crash.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. SUMMIT TOWNSHIP — Two Ludington men were arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated following a two vehicle on South Pere Marquette Highway north of Meisenheimer Road Monday night about 7 p.m. The crash occurred when a northbound Audi A4, driven by a 26-year-old man, crossed the centerline and struck a Chevrolet pickup,…

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Repairs made at wastewater treatment plant.

May 2, 2016

LUDINGTON — The city has hired a contractor who has made temporary repairs to its wastewater treatment plant. Residents who live in its vicinity have recently been complaining about the odors coming from the plant, which, according to City Manager John Shay have been because…

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Suspect tracked by K-9 for more than 2 miles, captured.

May 2, 2016
Suspect tracked by K-9 for more than 2 miles, captured.

FREE SOIL TOWNSHIP — Mason County Sheriff’s Deputy Ken Baum and K-9 tracking dog, Cash, tracked an alleged parole absconder for more than two miles Saturday morning, April 30, in the 10000 block of North Stephens Road, before apprehending the 34-year-old man. At 10:31 a.m.,…

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Smith & Eddy’s Tom Smith believes in helping others.

May 2, 2016
Smith & Eddy’s Tom Smith believes in helping others.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. MANISTEE — Helping others is a way of life for Tom Smith. Whether it’s at work at Smith & Eddy or in his personal life, Tom…

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Businesswoman Julie Payment dies.

May 1, 2016
Businesswoman Julie Payment dies.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. HAMLIN TOWNSHIP — Ludington businesswoman Julie Payment died early this morning  at her home on Hamlin Lake. Julie, along with her husband Mike, owned Sportsman’s Restaurant…

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Obituary: Agnes Hansen, 103, Ludington.

May 1, 2016
Obituary: Agnes Hansen, 103, Ludington.

Agnes Elizabeth Hansen passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and pastor at Tendercare of Ludington on April 29, 2016 just 18 days short of her 103rd birthday. Agnes, the oldest…

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Life in Circles: Mending broken hearts.

April 30, 2016
Life in Circles: Mending broken hearts.

Life In Circles by Stephanie Wagner. Sponsored by Pro-Master Carpet Cleaning, 231-757-9061, promastercarpetcleaning.com. “There are just so many places this story can go, I don’t even know where to start.”…

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79th District Court arraignments include unarmed robbery.

April 29, 2016
79th District Court arraignments include unarmed robbery.

The court news is sponsored by Emelander Law Firm, PC, serving Oceana, Mason and Newaygo counties. Office: 231.303.5005; Cell: 231.303.0905. www.emelanderlaw.com. By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were…

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Recent births, reported April 29, 2016.

April 29, 2016
Recent births, reported April 29, 2016.

Recent births are brought to you by Shelby Gem Factory. See more information below.  Births took place at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, unless indicated otherwise.  Serenity Marie Sauvola, the daughter of Ambriel…

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51st Circuit Court sentencings include police property destruction, drug possession.

April 29, 2016
51st Circuit Court sentencings include police property destruction, drug possession.

The court news is sponsored by Emelander Law Firm, PC, serving Oceana, Mason and Newaygo counties. Office: 231.303.5005; Cell: 231.303.0905. www.emelanderlaw.com. By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were…

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79th District Court sentencings.

April 29, 2016
79th District Court sentencings.

The court news is sponsored by Emelander Law Firm, PC, serving Oceana, Mason and Newaygo counties. Office: 231.303.5005; Cell: 231.303.0905. www.emelanderlaw.com. By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were…

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Inmate allegedly attempts to sneak drugs into jail.

April 29, 2016
Inmate allegedly attempts to sneak drugs into jail.

LUDINGTON — The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is pursuing charges of possession of a schedule IV drug and smuggling contraband into a correctional facility against a 24-year-old jail inmate. A corrections…

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PM Lake Watershed Council formed to preserve future of lake.

April 28, 2016
PM Lake Watershed Council formed to preserve future of lake.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Ray Karboske II knows Pere Marquette Lake. He grew up there, working alongside his dad, Ray, at Ray’s Auto-Marine at 801 S. Washington Ave.…

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Ludington taking steps to reduce wastewater plant odors.

April 28, 2016
Ludington taking steps to reduce wastewater plant odors.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — The city has announced that it is taking more steps to alleviate the odors originating from its wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) on Sixth Street.…

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Democrats hosting meet and eat with candidates.

April 28, 2016

LUDINGTON — The Mason County Democrats will host a “meet, chat and eat spring salad social with the candidates” on Saturday May 7 at the Ludington Center for the Arts, 107…

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Police investigate animal abuse.

April 28, 2016
Police investigate animal abuse.

The following is local law enforcement activity Wednesday, April 27, 2016: – 3:55 a.m., (Ludington Police Department), larceny, 500 block of N. Robert St., City of Ludington. – 4:25 p.m.,…

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WSCC Future Business Leaders host at conference.

April 28, 2016
WSCC Future Business Leaders host at conference.

GRAND RAPIDS — A group of students from West Shore Community College were given the opportunity to participate as hosts for the 2016 CTE (Career and Technical Education) Michigan Career Education…

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Gus Busters needed for basketball tournament.

April 28, 2016
Gus Busters needed for basketball tournament.

LUDINGTON — The Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking Gus Busters for the 2016 Gus Macker 3-on-3 Charity Basketball Tournament. The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, June…

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